How do I close a jump ring correctly?

 


 



Opening jump rings - stage 1

1: Always use 2 pliers (chain or bent-nose) to open and close a jump ring.  Grasp the ring on either side  of the opening  with the pliers.

 

 

Opening a jump ring - stage 2

 

 

2:  Gently push one side away while pulling the other side toward you, so the ring opens from side to side.

 

 

When closing the ring reverse the directions.